| Apr 18, 2014
A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson.
The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:58 AM
An influential Chicago organization is aiming to launch a major international summit next year focusing on how cities can thrive and grow in an increasingly globalized economy.
Like the NATO Summit in 2012, the global cities gathering would seek to bring...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Red lines haven't been kind to President Obama. When he warned Syria's Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons, Assad used them anyway. When he warned Russia against seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin went ahead and annexed the place.
But there was...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A panel of Democrats and Republicans led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday agreed federal immigration reform makes sense for Chicago but differed on President Barack Obama’s record on border security and the logistics of getting something done....
| May 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Climate change threatens not only to undermine how much food can be grown but also the quality of that food as altered weather patterns lead to a less desirable harvest, according to a new study.
Crops grown by many of the nation's farmers have a...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:32 AM
I had the pleasure of watching Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs this past week, which I will partially remember for his edifying remarks on the state of the economy...
| Jan 7, 2014
The war in Syria, and the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia it in part represents, again reared its ugly head in Beirut on Dec. 27 and Jan. 2.
First came the car bomb that killed moderate Lebanese politician Mohamad Chatah and six others. Many...
| Nov 8, 2013
More than 30 years ago, I wrote a series for the Tribune, called "City on the Brink," on Chicago's descent into Rust Belt torpor. It chronicled a litany of loss — of industries, stores, people, jobs and taxes — that seemingly doomed Chicago to...
| Aug 1, 2013
WKSC-FM morning personality Christopher "Brotha' Fred" Frederick, who in early 2011 replaced Kevin "DreX" Buchar as the voice of the Top 40 station known as Kiss FM, late last month paid $865,000 for a two-bedroom, 53rd-floor unit in a new condominium...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a key fundraiser, Chicagoan Bruce Heyman, to be the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Heyman works for Goldman Sachs as managing director of private wealth management, a post he’s held since...